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Grateful Dead Live at Omni Coliseum on 1988-03-24




Set 1

Touch Of Gray
Walkin' Blues
Candyman
Queen Jane Approximately
Loser
It's All Over Now
Far From Me
Cassidy ->
Don't Ease Me In

Set 2

Mississippi Half-Step Uptown Toodleloo
Looks Like Rain
Terrapin Station ->
Drums ->
Space ->
Truckin' ->
I Need A Miracle ->
Wharf Rat ->
Turn On Your Lovelight

Encore
Black Muddy River


Collection GratefulDead
Band/Artist Grateful Dead
Venue Omni Coliseum
Location Atlanta , GA

Source SBD -> Cassette Master (TDK SA-X90) D
Lineage Cassette Master (Nakamichi DR-1) -> Sound Devices 744T (24bit/48k) ->
Transferred by Charlie Miller

Notes

Patch Info:
SBD -> Cassette Master -> Cassette -> Dat -> CD -> Samplitude -> FLAC supplies:
All of Set 1 and Space (6:00 - 6:18)

Notes:
-- Encore moved to end of Set 1 to fit show onto 2 discs
-- Encore can be re-joined with Set 2 seamlessly
-- Thanks to Joe B. Jones for his help with the pitch correction

Reviews

Reviewer: Deadhead225 - - July 3, 2014
Subject: Symbobism
Before BMR, Bobby, chuckling,says, "Come with us ladies and gentlemen - down to the river in peace."

As always, draw your own inferences as to meaning.

We always referred to this as the Tidy Bowl show due to the first Quad. sound set-up and Healy's flash and flush effects throughout. Well, and some other incidents which shall remain secret.

This 2nd set really kicks ass. Perfectly Southern in every way. The emotion is incredible with STRONG voice from the Jer Man. You know when you can hear the crowd this much on a board it was good. Half Step launches into an unreal LLR that works the quad sound like crazy at the end. Not bad for a tune I typically look at as a bathroom break #. Nice exploratory Terrapin into some drumz with some creepy voices etc. The Spaceship grabs another gear into trucking', leaving Bobby gawking at the sites of Hotlanta and forgetting the lyrics to Truckin' bailed out by Jer with Miracle into a nice Rat that gets terminated into Lovelight, where Bobby finally redeems himself in out-of-tune glory. BMR is a letdown, but what else is new.

Awesome place to see the Dead. Thanks for the mammories
Reviewer: doug_the_dude - - March 17, 2014
Subject: --
Wow, what a sleeper of a show this is! First of Spring '88, that year that saw the Dead going from their cautious precision of '87 in bringing Jerry back from the edge to a full-blown party....there are a lot of great shows from this season and I almost overlooked this one.

Set 1 - don't be put off during the opening chords of Touch - they get the mix right and ready pretty quick. The set is played solidly. Jer takes it all the way with Candyman and Loser - just check out how beautiful his vocals are here.

Set 2 - Folks, this is one EXCELLENT suite. Half-Step explodes with fireworks, and Bobby adds a tasteful bit himself with LLR - the band does some really unusual 'tension' play in the song's coda - it's powerful stuff, and the audience quite audibly gets what's going on here...

...and speaking of 'what's going on', what did Bobby ingest during D>S? This version os Truckin' is....well, puzzling, to say the least. They barely hang on to this one and fare better with Miracle and on into the real highlight - Wharf Rat. Jerry takes his sweet time vocally and enunciates everything - two solos added at the end...man, *this* is a keeper!

BTW, what exactly does ol' Bobby Barleycorn say just before they play the encore?
Reviewer: BIG_R - - March 8, 2010
Subject: 3-24-88
A very well played show. Another nice remaster by Charlie too. You can hear the extra cassette generation in the first set if that kind of thing bothers you. It does not bother me.
Reviewer: Longnstrange - - March 4, 2010
Subject: Still going...
after all these years.
Reviewer: eldavo - - May 6, 2009
Subject: My first show
I drove up with some friends from New Orleans (we were Tulane students), no ticket, first show if I could get in.

The parking lot blew my mind and there was an element of danger as the Atlanta police were all around.

Show was very sold out, I lucked out at the last moment and was able to get a ticket from a taper no less.

First show spent in the taper section, no idea what to expect. Rocked through the first set and was well into it. Didn't know about Drums and Space and became a little disoriented. Then Terrapin. I swear I saw giants walking on stage. Changed my life.

Sorry, can't be analytical about this show, it was all emotion. Glad to finally find the tracks after these 21 years.

Heading to Shoreline this Saturday. It's been a long, strange, enjoyable trip.
Reviewer: MITR - - March 12, 2009
Subject: Brent on FIRE!
The second set has some inspired and passionate playing by Brent. IMO one of the strongest second set string of songs into Drums. I've always been a big Brent fan, and 1989 has plenty of gems with 7-7-89 being at the top, but this show just rocks. Brent and Jerry's playing on Half-Step and LLR is nothing short of amazing. Bobby's screaming at the end of LLR is spine tingling. This is one of my all-time favorite shows, and if you dig this one as much as I do, you must check out 3-31-87 (Best Jack Straw ever).
Reviewer: grendelschoice - - September 10, 2008
Subject: Won't you tell everybody you meet....
...that this is the best CANDYMAN you've ever heard.

I was at this show, which is above average for a below average year. Nice acoustics for a big venue...crowd was into it....besides the all-timer Candyman, there's a killer TERRAPIN and for fans of LLR (i'm not one) this is among the very best (so i'm told).

Lots of good energy in the 2nd set and a well-played 1st set make this a 4-star show.
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